SOCABANK’S FRANCK CINE RETURNS TO HAITI ON ASSUMPTION PREVAL NO LONGER HAS A STING! WRONG!!!

May 21, 2011
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SOCABANK’S FRANCK CINE RETURNS TO HAITI ON ASSUMPTION PREVAL NO LONGER HAS A STING!  WRONG!!!

May 21, 2011 Frank Cine, the guy Preval kept illegally locked up in Canape Vert Hospital, for 2.5 years, has returned to  Haiti. You will remember we reported, over a year ago, that he was mysteriously sprung from his incarceration one day when someone from Washington whispered in Preval’s ear. Cine – without his...
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Haiti’s President Martelly

May 21, 2011
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Haiti’s President Martelly

NY Times Opinion: The peaceful inauguration this month of Haiti’s new president, Michel Martelly, should give Haitians cause for pride and cautious hope that their country can move beyond mere survival and start rebuilding. Mr. Martelly, a former pop star, ran a serious campaign. When he put on the presidential sash on the grounds...
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MARTELLY MISSTEP ALLIES HIMSELF WITH YOURI LATORTUE IN GONAIVES

May 21, 2011
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MARTELLY MISSTEP  ALLIES HIMSELF WITH YOURI LATORTUE IN GONAIVES

May 21, 2011 Michel Martelly must have forgotten that Youri Latortue has lost his popularity in the Gonaives/Artibonite sector of Haiti. Latortue was once “king” of the area but has now fallen from favor. He has also forgotten that Latortue was a major opponent during the elections when :Latortue backed Manigat against Martelly.   Mind...
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600 Nigeria Police Peacekeepers Protest In Lagos Over Unpaid Allowances

May 20, 2011
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600 Nigeria Police Peacekeepers Protest In Lagos Over Unpaid Allowances

Written by Adelowo Oladipo, Lagos Saturday, 21 May 2011 NO fewer than 600 members of the Nigeria Police contingent to Liberia, Haiti and Sudan on Peace-Keeping Missions, have cried out over non-payment of their foreign allowances running into billions of naira by the Nigeria Police High Command, Abuja. The contingent, which comprises Assistant Superintendent...
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Haitian Coffee: Brewing Again City Restaurants Begin Carrying Hand-Picked Beans From the Troubled Island

May 20, 2011
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Haitian Coffee: Brewing Again City Restaurants Begin Carrying Hand-Picked Beans From the Troubled Island

By SUMATHI REDDY WSJ.com Gabriel Kreuther, chef at Danny Meyer’s Modern restaurant, sniffed and swirled and sipped. “This has a beautiful after taste, there is nothing that dries your mouth out,” said the French chef. “It lingers nicely. It stays elegant. It’s soft but expands in your mouth.” This was no wine tasting. Mr....
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US government revokes more visas for Haitians

May 20, 2011
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US government revokes more visas for Haitians

(AP)  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. official in Haiti says Washington has revoked visas for a number of Haitian citizens. The U.S. Embassy spokesman declines to release the identities of Haitians who have lost their visas. Spokesman Jon Piechowski also won’t say if some or all are public officials, citing privacy rules for...
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Leonardo Dicaprio raises fortune for Hati

May 20, 2011
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Leonardo Dicaprio raises fortune for Hati

Leonardo Dicaprio raised more than $200,000 for aid efforts in Haiti – by pledging to personally donate $70,000 and shaming business moguls Harvey Weinstein and Vladimir Doronin into following suit. The Hollywood heart-throb was at an auction for Sean Penn’s Haiti charity as part of the Cannes Film Festival in France this week when...
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Haiti’s president nominates prime minister nominee

May 20, 2011
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Haiti’s president nominates prime minister nominee

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s new president has formally nominated a power company executive to be his prime minister. The nomination of Daniel-Gerard Rouzier on Friday may face opposition in parliament, which has few members from the party of recently inaugurated President Michel Martelly. As Haiti’s No. 2 official, the prime minister will play...
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Fragile Haiti a top worry for hurricane season

May 20, 2011
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Fragile Haiti a top worry for hurricane season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The director of the National Hurricane Center said Friday that Haiti’s ability to respond to a tropical storm while still reeling from a January 2010 earthquake remains his top concern for the Atlantic hurricane season. “I don’t feel comfortable that, should there be a direct hit, there would be...
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Martelly acculé à convoquer une assemblée constituante

May 19, 2011
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Martelly acculé à convoquer une assemblée constituante

Haïti: Haïti se trouve aujourd’hui plongée dans une situation calamiteuse et confuse qui, si elle est mal gérée, peut déboucher sur une crise politico-constitutionnelle sans précédent. Aussi singulier que cela puisse paraitre, le pays fonctionne aujourd’hui sous l’égide d’une Constitution amputée d’une dizaine de ses articles, puisque ceux-ci ont cessé d’exister dès la publication...
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Haïti – Constitution : Texte officiel des amendements de la constitution de 1987

May 19, 2011
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Haïti – Constitution : Texte officiel des amendements de la constitution de 1987

La publication officielle des amendements de la constitution de 1987, met fin aux imprécisions, contradictions et rumeurs de toutes sortes, qui circulaient après les deux jours marathon des législateurs les 8 et 9 mai dernier. Nous reproduisons l’intégralité du texte tel que publié. Le Corps Législatif LOI CONSTITUTIONNELLE Vu les articles 282, 282.1, 283,...
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Forecasters expect 3 to 6 major hurricanes

May 19, 2011
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Forecasters expect 3 to 6 major hurricanes

MIAMI — U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday that they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above-average Atlantic storm season. No major hurricane has made a U.S. landfall in five years, but the forecasters warned U.S. coastal residents that odds are diminished for a sixth consecutive year without a major landfall. Up to...
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DEVASTATING THUNDERSTORM DUMPS 10 INCHES IN 12 MINUTES AND CONTINUES FOR 2 HOURS.

May 19, 2011
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DEVASTATING THUNDERSTORM DUMPS 10 INCHES IN 12 MINUTES AND CONTINUES FOR 2 HOURS.

May 19, 2011 6:41 PM and the skies opened with a deluge that would have frightened Noah! Roads became violent rivers that swept everything in in their paths. Three children drowned in tent city. One Petion-Ville tent city, built in a football field that sits below the surrounding district was filled with water which...
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24 hour deployable concrete tents back in the news as disasters mount

May 19, 2011
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24 hour deployable concrete tents back in the news as disasters mount

(PhysOrg.com) — First imagined and created back in 2007 by two University engineering students who met at the Royal College of Art in London, Will Crawford and Peter Brewin; tents that can be shipped to a disaster site in a wooden box, unfolded and blown up with a fan, then hardened into concrete within...
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Sean Penn in Cannes Raising Money for Haiti

May 19, 2011
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Sean Penn in Cannes Raising Money for Haiti

By: Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Tonight’s the annual amFAR dinner. But with no Sharon Stone (she was ousted last year in a political squabble), the once mighty AIDS fundraiser has been eclipsed. In the last three days, Sean Penn, director Paul Haggis, and supermodel Naomi Campbell have tapped the wealthy mainstays of Cannes for their...
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US government revokes more visas for Haitians

May 19, 2011
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US government revokes more visas for Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. State Department has revoked visas for a number of Haitian citizens, an American diplomat in the Caribbean country announced Thursday. Jon Piechowski, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, declined to disclose the identities of the Haitians or to say if some or all were public officials,...
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Sweden, US give $2.6 million to Haiti’s displaced

May 19, 2011
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Sweden, US give $2.6 million to Haiti’s displaced

The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Sweden and the U.S. are providing $2.6 million to Haiti to help prevent sexual assaults in the settlement camps that emerged after last year’s earthquake and to fight child trafficking, a foreign aid group said Tuesday. The International Organization for Migration, or IOM, said it received $1 million...
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New UN head in Haiti to work with Martelly on pressing challenges

May 19, 2011
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New UN head in Haiti to work with Martelly on pressing challenges

People’s Daily:Strengthening of political institutions and social-economic development are two major challenges in Haiti and the United Nations will work closely with new Haitian President Michel Martelly to address these issues, the new UN head in the Caribbean nation said on Wednesday. Mariano Fernandez, who on Tuesday was appointed new chief of the United...
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Heinz nurtures vitamin-deficient Haitian young

May 19, 2011
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Heinz nurtures vitamin-deficient Haitian young

By Jill King Greenwood PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW When women in Haiti stop nursing their babies, it doesn’t take long for malnutrition to set in. Breast-feeding typically ceases when infants are 6 months old and they are transitioned to a diet high in corn, rice and wheat grains. The children don’t get enough iron, zinc and...
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Martelly wants business leader as prime minister

May 18, 2011
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Martelly wants business leader as prime minister

By TRENTON DANIEL – Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s new president wants a business leader to serve as his prime minister, a government official said Sunday. The official announcement that President Michel Martelly wants Daniel-Gerard Rouzier to be the country’s No. 2 official comes one day after Martelly, a charismatic pop star known...
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